No network provider accepted the given network path

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Description

The target computer is not allowing access to file shares.

Possible Causes

This is most often caused by a configuration problem on the target computer, or possibly a permissions issue with access to shares.

If running PDQ Inventory console on a Windows 2003 server scanning an offline computer may result in this scan error message. In these cases (running on Windows 2003 Server) this message simply means the target computer is offline.

Recommended Fix

There are a couple of possible fixes:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841570
http://blogs.technet.com/b/petergal/archive/2006/06/02/432061.aspx
http://msmvps.com/blogs/nuoyan/archive/2004/11/07/18250.aspx